Herbert ‘Buck’ Rogers has made it back to Vernon after his three-week adventure across Canada. He encourages others to get out and explore the country.

Herbert ‘Buck’ Rogers has made it back to Vernon after his three-week adventure across Canada. He encourages others to get out and explore the country.

Local veteran back home

Herbert ‘Buck’ Rogers, a 95 year-old Second World War veteran, hit the road for Nova Scotia

Buck is Back

Herbert ‘Buck’ Rogers, a 95 year-old Second World War veteran, has returned home to Vernon after his three-week road trip to Cape Breton, N.S.

His inspiration for the trip was his friend who was killed by mortar shell in Italy at the age of 22.

“I had lots of time to think about my buddy and I talked about the war a little bit, it was quite satisfying,” said Rogers.

His adventure exposed him to all that Canada has to offer, and he talked with many people along the way, getting lost in Quebec for a short time, he remembers with a chuckle.

“My advice to anyone is to not lay on the chesterfield and see this beautiful country,” he said.